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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I dont know where all of the Modified last love is coming from all of a sudden. They look like clown shoes to me. Even more than the trubalance. The toe box is too bulbous and the the waist is too tapered...imo

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I think you are completely missing the point of the modified last.

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post #30242 of 79130
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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

I think you are completely missing the point of the modified last.
That people like what they can't have?
post #30243 of 79130
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Originally Posted by AML225 View Post

I think you are completely missing the point of the modified last.
That people like what they can't have?

Function (comfort) before form.
post #30244 of 79130
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Function (comfort) before form.

Then why not sport Dr.Martens?
post #30245 of 79130
Have numerous shoes/boots from Alden (and other brands) and while Modified may not be comparable to the Aberdeen or Plaza within the Alden last world, the fit of the Modified is excellent for me. The heel grib, arch support, and ball width is a unique combination. As a casual boot or shoe, I think it's great.

If I want sleek, I can reach for my EGs, if it's comfort for the day, the Modified (and Barrie as a close second) are worn.
post #30246 of 79130
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Who is doing this makeup? Is it shell? Are those socks OTC?

Thats the Unionmade X Krusty The Clown make up.
post #30247 of 79130
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Have numerous shoes/boots from Alden (and other brands) and while Modified may not be comparable to the Aberdeen or Plaza within the Alden last world, the fit of the Modified is excellent for me. The heel grib, arch support, and ball width is a unique combination. As a casual boot or shoe, I think it's great.
If I want sleek, I can reach for my EGs, if it's comfort for the day, the Modified (and Barrie as a close second) are worn.

I don't doubt for a second that the fit is fantastic. Just not a pretty last.

edit: Sorry if I rubbed anyone the wrong way. Didn't mean to rant.
post #30248 of 79130
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Anyone know what last this Alden is? Had no idea they produced sneakers...perhaps their Orthopedic line?

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-ALDEN-Bicycle-Toe-Dark-Brown-Casual-Sneakers-Walking-SHOES-9-D-/330747055484?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4d020f8d7c#ht_3290wt_1168

Tru-Line
http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ortho_spe_500.htm

The Tru-Balance and Modified are also considered orthopedic lasts.
post #30249 of 79130
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Originally Posted by blue collar View Post

I don't doubt for a second that the fit is fantastic. Just not a pretty last.
edit: Sorry if I rubbed anyone the wrong way. Didn't mean to rant.

I agree pretty is not an adjective I commonly use with the Modified. smile.gif
post #30250 of 79130
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Tru-Line
http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ortho_spe_500.htm
The Tru-Balance and Modified are also considered orthopedic lasts.

Interesting they have numerous of these, e.g., Modified, TruSquare, TruBalance, etc.

I wonder if the Barrie was made for similar purposes since it does run slightly more voluminous.
post #30251 of 79130
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

Looks like this is the link for the boot referenced above:
http://www.fransboonestore.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=337_389&product_id=694
Unfortunately, it doesn't have any pics or seem to answer any of your questions. They have a lot of pre-orders up on their site right now, including a couple more Cigar offerings, as well as a Ravello boot on the Plaza which looks pretty nice. Although, the Ravello boot looks more like Whiskey to me - maybe they already have the same boot in Whiskey that they are going to be offering in Ravello now, but it's not in production yet so they show pics of the Whiskey version online?

There are more pictures for the pt boot on the online site now. Frans has updated that it will be antique edge color with commando soles.
post #30252 of 79130
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Originally Posted by kippy View Post

Anyone know what last this Alden is? Had no idea they produced sneakers...perhaps their Orthopedic line?
233
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-ALDEN-Bicycle-Toe-Dark-Brown-Casual-Sneakers-Walking-SHOES-9-D-/330747055484?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4d020f8d7c#ht_3290wt_1168

I happen to have these in suede..believe this is lin

http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_lc_1952.htm

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^ For your bowling league?
post #30254 of 79130
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Originally Posted by sfactor23 View Post
 

 

 

I'm doing it because, to me, the commando sole is more comfortable than the leather sole, plus better traction, and I like the look - just my humble opinion

 

 

I'm replacing the whole sole (I believe) - I'm taking the boots to B. Nelson next week, and should have a clear understanding as to what they will actually be doing after that.

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Interesting.  I've seen it done both ways though I don't have any experience with it (I am thinking of doing the same as you with my CXL Ultimate Jumpers).  I would presume, if it can be done, that keeping the double waterlock sole and having the commando adhered over it would be a great option if it can be replaced easily.  Of course then you don't need the replace the whole sole when it wears out.  I'm curious what the folks at B. Nelson think about that.  Maybe you can let us know if you get a chance?  I would be very interested given their superior reputation on SF.

 

no problem - I'm expecting to receive my jumpers by Friday, and intend to bring to B. Nelson sometime next week - I'll provide updates -

post #30255 of 79130
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Who is doing this makeup? Is it shell? Are those socks OTC?
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Thats the Unionmade X Krusty The Clown make up.

 

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